Flawless skin and contoured curves are the embodiment of beauty. Though aesthetic appeals may vary across time and culture, the desire to look good is universal. With the advancement of technology, more natural and pleasing enhancers are fast emerging, replacing their outdated counterparts.

Although Neanderthals became extinct about 40,000 years ago, research has demonstrated that remnants of their DNA might influence the traits, behaviour and health attributes in modern humans.

Bogus dentist, Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli had her viral post backfired, when the Health Ministry and NGOs (PPIM and PPEIM) denied playing a role in her illegal dentistry practice and “jail-free” fundraising effort.

Pink is everywhere; it is trending, and as a stereotypically female colour, it accentuates femininity and with all its highlights, breast cancer, which has recorded the most awareness initiatives, is side-lining other cancers.

Albeit decades of struggle, the US remains engulfed in an opioid epidemic. Physicians have been incriminated over overdose deaths. And now pharmacists may be held liable, too, even if the prescription is valid.

Let’s take a look at how technological innovations can improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare practices – all in all, delivering enhanced medical care to their patients.

A new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 witnessed the launch of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) – a World Health Organisation (WHO) backed cholera programme – on 4 October.

The rise of gun violence in America punctuated by the recent Las Vegas mass shooting massacre have prompted the need for medical bodies to begin treating gun violence as a public health issue.

America’s newest bid at passing an abortion act has the scientific community divided.

Malaysia Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya has highlighted that Malaysia is on track to achieving medical tourism revenue of RM1.15 billion by end of 2017 – with the solid support from local government and private healthcare sectors.

As the UK continues to struggle with its NHS, one expert says male nurses could be the solution to both shortages and gender inequality.